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Who will stop this socialist insanity?

Who will stop this socialist insanity?

It has momentum. A juggernaut of lunacy has escaped the incubators of government funded institutions of learning and rolls across the nation like a virulent bird flu for it seems to strike first the feeble bird-brained students. Precious brain matter scrambled by maladjusted lecturers and professors of social experiment. The same old crap tried and failed by their equally misguided predecessors. One might have thought that academics would understand Albert Einstein’s theory on insanity. In short, repeating an experiment many times in the same manner expecting a different outcome.

The University of Melbourne faces calls to cancel a “divisive” dance performance that separates white audience members from people of colour, makes white patrons sign a declaration before entering the theatre, and then stops the dance when they take their seats.

Source: news Corp

Janet Albrechtsen and Richard Ferguson write:

Segregation of whites at theatre sparks Melbourne University backlash

Where I Stand, a performance created by third-year Victorian College of the Arts student Isa­bella Mason, aims to highlight how indigenous people and people of colour have been excluded from society and history.

The performance is the first of four scheduled in the Dance ON 2018 showcase, which is meant to celebrate 40 years of the Victorian College of the Arts dance course, run by the University of Melbourne.

The show has been labelled divisive by some commentators and audience members, while the show’s creator admits it has confronted some ­attendees with the way it segregates them based on the colour of their skin. White audience members miss out completely on a dance routine in the theatre.

“Realistically, there are simply two different shows for two different audiences,” said Mason, 20. “The (white) audience in the foyer are invited to go through a process of accepting/transitioning/cleansing similar to a right of passage.

“I do not consider the ritual in the foyer to be any ‘lesser’ a part of the performance however many audience members feel as though they ‘missed out’ on the ‘real show’ in the theatre.”

People of colour are invited to enter the show first, while white people must wait outside where four dancers, who introduce themselves by their preferred pronouns, talk to them about white privilege.

White patrons are then asked to sign a big brown piece of paper on the wall that states: “I ­acknowledge where I stand.” If they do not, they are not allowed to enter the theatre. Once there are more white audience members in the theatre than people of colour, the show stops and the audience is left to sit and think.

“Of the five shows thus far, we have not had equal representation on any night,” Mason said.

The student of mixed Maori and European heritage said audience members had reacted in different ways to her show and admitted some had walked out.

“I have had a number of people contact me to tell me their own experiences and thank me … Many have cried … Some have been angry, some have walked out,” she said.

Institute of Public Affairs ­director Bella D’Abrera said the University of Melbourne should cancel the performance.

“It’s reverse segregation and if people are paying for tickets, and taxpayers are funding the VCA, then they should be let in … or they should stop the performance,” she said. “I’m not surprised the university hasn’t criticised this, I’d be more surprised if they did. This is more taxpayer-funded identity politics.”

The University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Fine Arts and Music acting dean Jon Cattapan said Mason’s dance piece was “provocative” and “exciting”.

“Exciting, contemporary and, on occasion, challenging student work is something we encourage across all of the art forms taught and developed at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music,” he said.

Mason said staff at the VCA did raise concerns that the performance could be controversial with audiences but said it was her decision and they supported her.

One concerned patron said he and his partner refused to sign the paper, adding that several other patrons were ­distressed by the performance. “We were both fascinated and appalled to be living in our own episode of the Chinese Cultural Revolution experience,” he said.

“Each girl would then take it in turns to declare her racial pedigree … and then her preferred pronouns before declaring her attempts to overcome her white privilege and what these teenagers thought we should be doing to overcome our privilege.”

The man, who wished to remain anonymous, said one elderly woman was shaken by the performance and said the university should be held responsible for allowing race-based practices.

“I don’t blame the girls involved in the piece, they are young and self-righteous,” he said. “I do blame the University of Melbourne for allowing racial selection on campus in any shape or form. I am gobsmacked that any university would preside over an event where entry is based on skin colour. I naively thought this was a line that even the regressive left wouldn’t cross.”

Centre of Independent Studies senior research fellow Jeremy Sammut said the segregated performance was the “antithesis of an arts performance”.

“This work divides us … people shouldn’t be lumbered with the guilt of the past,” he said.

“You are supposed to enter a performance with an open mind … not sign up to a particular set of views. This piece also lies to us about the current reality of ­racism today … there is much less racism or prejudice in our society than there has ever been.”

{ 29 comments… add one }
  • Graham Richards 13/06/2018, 6:23 am

    The really guilty parties to this travesty are not the students or the he University administration. The guilty are the dumbass audience that go along with the whole thing. There cannot be a performance without an audience and the performers will be isolating themselves once more. Continuing this idiocy will eventually isolate the entire university from the real world. Students can then be happy with qualification as intellectual midgets!

  • Cliff 13/06/2018, 6:37 am

    You took the words right out of my mouth Graham. The whites likely to attend something like this will eagerly lap up every insult dished out to them, wallowing in the White Guilt much as they do now at every ‘Welcome to Country’ and acknowledgement of the traditional owners ceremony at every public gathering.

  • Notmyrealname 13/06/2018, 7:46 am

    Ignorance. Either the dance instructor or the journalist. It is RITE of passage, not RIGHT of passage.

    • Graham Richards 13/06/2018, 7:54 am

      G’day anonymous, from what you’ve just said I take it you’ve already got your tickets to the show.

  • Clarion Call 13/06/2018, 8:05 am

    We should consider following on from one blog site in the US where they are selling T shirts with messages such as: Proud to be white…and a number of other similar ‘declarations’. This will really get up the nose of the race idiots. What about having a national White Pride Day? Imagine the brain snaps that would cause.

  • Honeybadger 13/06/2018, 8:05 am

    Juggernaut of lunacy indeed. This crap show has been well talked about so if you want to knowingly go and assist this iDiot with her 15 minutes of fame, then so be it. Or maybe that erstwhile racial discrimination guy Tim Soupy can get into action before he departs.

  • Margaret 13/06/2018, 8:39 am

    And Turnbull is silent.

    • Lorraine 13/06/2018, 8:49 am

      The Government , the Labor Party The Greens every leftie born all silent.

      • Biking Voter 13/06/2018, 9:04 am

        That’s a bit redundant, you just named every major leftie mob in Australia

  • Eliza 13/06/2018, 9:15 am

    Talk about apartheid in reverse.

  • Albert 13/06/2018, 9:52 am

    Tourism advert for Rockhampton pulled because it didn’t show any blacks, browns, yellows or brindles.

  • Joe Blogs 13/06/2018, 10:32 am
    • Pensioner Pete 14/06/2018, 6:14 am

      FFS, JB. I just sprayed my coffee all over the computer screen, yet again. What lunatic is running the asylum in Sweden one must wonder….?

  • Jack Richards 13/06/2018, 10:44 am

    It just keeps getting worse by the day – but at least the fight back has begun with Trump elected in the USA and the tide turning in Europe.

    I’ve recently been re-reading holocaust survivor Abraham Biderman’s memoir “The World of My Past”. He relates how, while living in the Lodz ghetto in 1940 he had an Uncle, Yankev, whose nickname was “Uncle Bolshevik” because he had taken part in the Russian Revolution and had been part of the Bolshevik group who had stormed the Winter palace in St Petersburg in 1917. He had cut a small piece of red carpet from the stairs in the Palace that he kept as a souvenir. But he had been forced out of Russia by Stalin and had returned to Poland.

    Biderman relates a conversation he had with Uncle Bolshevik just before he died of starvation in the Ghetto and it has many features in common with today – with the arseholes running that idiocy in Melbourne:

    “I recall him saying: ‘Abraham, look at these German savages. These Nazis of today were yesterday’s communists and social democrats. They were our promise and hope for a better world of tomorrow. They were in their millions, but now there is no more sun shining for us in the ghetto. The socialists of yesterday are the Nazis of today.”

    Uncle Yankev Bolshevik was right then and he’s still right today.

    • DB8R 13/06/2018, 1:38 pm

      Great piece JR. What is scary is that in London PC Nazism is already in play. The jailing of Tommy Robinson is fascism in motion. But my impression is that due to social media – despite its leftist bias, people can be quickly mobilised and the Free Tommy protest of thousands happened quickly. Will be interesting to see how this plays out. Maybe the dumb judge has set in motion a gigantic movement to crush the nonsense?

    • TommyGun 13/06/2018, 3:20 pm

      That’s an amazing declaration on one’s deathbed: “The socialists of today are the Nazis of tomorrow!” Chillingly accurate and history is repeating itself.

      Those socialist bastards rallying in the streets of Australian cities and wallowing in the guilt industry; those traitorous sellout bastards who encourage destruction of the principles that built Australia; they are the Nazis of tomorrow and they should be stopped.
      Any way possible.

      • Joe Blogs 13/06/2018, 4:28 pm

        Calling Pensioner Pete!

  • angry 13/06/2018, 10:58 am

    Students grades slashed for using ‘gendered language’ at universities across the country


    THIS BS HAS TO STOP !!!#!@

  • angry 13/06/2018, 11:00 am

    Slash the funding for this NON UNIVERSITY !

  • Graham 13/06/2018, 12:12 pm

    Dean Jon Catalan said it was provocative and exciting, in real world terms he means crap.

    • TommyGun 13/06/2018, 3:22 pm

      Yeah, probably the same way he finds it provocative and exciting when he wears women’s clothes…

  • Clarion Call 13/06/2018, 2:19 pm

    The majority should build a gulag for these subversives and give them ten years of re-education to produce a better mind-set befitting their ultimate acceptance of a free and unfettered society.

    • Pensioner Pete 13/06/2018, 2:38 pm

      CC: Alternatively, a bullet between the eyes.

      • Joe Blogs 13/06/2018, 4:30 pm

        Any preferred calibre there, PP?

      • angry 13/06/2018, 4:51 pm

        50 cal………..

      • Pensioner Pete 13/06/2018, 6:59 pm

        303 comes to mind JB.

  • Tadpole 13/06/2018, 3:46 pm

    The main thing to note with all of this uni madness – Peter Rid, the rejected Western Civ course at ANU, and lots of stuff like this one – is that the PM is fine with it. He might make a few noises of disatifaction, but he takes absolutely no action. We recall how fast he moved after seeing a documentary about aboriginal kids in detention centres, immediately ordering a Royal Commision. But on all the uni madness, involving millions of our tax money, no action. Very revealing.

    • Pensioner Pete 13/06/2018, 6:58 pm

      Tads: And after all the fuss with the Royal Commission in NT Abo kids in detention, not one person was charged with any offenses because there were no laws broken by the warders or any within the responsible government departments or the police. A Royal Commission in the NT because of the ABC bias, nothing more, nothing less.

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